Annual Convention 2012

Observer Article

Recalling the Early Days of Memory Science With Brenda Milner

Brenda Milner shares the story behind her groundbreaking research with Carol A. Tavris. ... More>


Buffering Stress with Optimism

Everything from traffic to tests can cause us to “freak out,” yet some people naturally handle stress better than others. Joëlle Jobin, 2012 APSSC Student Research Award winner, wanted to see if being an optimist or a pessimist could change the way stress affects individuals. ... More>


Mirror Neurons Help Us Identify Emotion in Faces

In 2012, Madeleine L. Werhane won an APSSC Student Research Award for her work examining mirror neurons’ role in the identification of facial emotions. ... More>


Observer Article

Passionate Love

If there’s one sentiment shared by all great artists, from Shakespeare to Beyoncé (not that we’re comparing the two), it’s this: Love is intense. Only in the last century have psychological scientists begun to regard passionate love as a viable research topic. ... More>


Psychological Science Is Important (video)

APS Executive Director Alan G. Kraut Psychological science is important, as APS Executive Director Alan G. Kraut reminds us. By itself, psychological science produces a rich understanding of behavior. When […]... More>